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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

This six-week partial of the three-month course is a special time for practice. Because of its extended length and ongoing guidance, it is an opportunity for students to deepen the powers of concentration, wisdom and compassion. Based on the meditation instructions of Mahāsi Sayadaw and supplemented by a range of skillful means, this silent retreat will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and the continuity of practice based on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

2022-10-25 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2022-11-22 The third noble truth: Nibbana 63:20
Bhante Buddharakkhita
By developing the noble eightfold path we can abandon mental defilements (fetters) and realize peace, happiness, and ultimate freedom (Nibbana)
2022-11-23 Uplifting the heart 52:22
Diana Clark
The Buddha often waited until someone's heart and mind were "uplifted" before giving them transformative teachings. How might we use beauty as a support for our practice towards greater freedom/Nibbana?
2022-11-24 Practicing appreciative joy 62:12
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Practicing appreciative joy forwards the success of others and can contribute to our happiness and peace
2022-11-25 Boredom and being ordinary 54:55
Rebecca Bradshaw
Hot and cool boredom. The relief of being ordinary.
2022-11-26 Devotion and reverence 46:04
Brian Lesage
2022-11-27 Contemplation of impermanence and death 54:24
Jill Shepherd
Exploring practices from the first establishment of mindfulness that support insight into impermanence of the body, and some of the benefits that come from prractising maranasati, contemplation of our own mortality
2022-11-28 Forgiveness 50:22
Winnie Nazarko
In meditation practice, particular places of hurt me arise repeatedly. These places may be is by mindful reflection on the theme of forgiveness and the wisdom of letting go.
2022-11-30 Sila and the ending of suffering 54:04
Diana Clark
Ethical behavior promotes the ending of greed, hatred, and illusion. Nibbana be described as the ending of greed hatred and delusion. How is ethical behavior an essential an integral part of practice?
2022-12-01 Generosity, appreciation, celebration 0:07
Jill Shepherd
Reflections on the beautiful qualities that have supported this retreat, and celebration of what's been achieved here
2022-12-01 Guided Equinimity Brahmavihara 54:46
Rebecca Bradshaw
Includes a 15-minute introduction.
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